Cathay Pacific and HK Express on Monday said that they have canceled more flights to Japan in response to the unreasonable restrictions imposed by the Japanese government.
It was the second time for the carriers to make such announcements within two months.
"We can only operate 72 flights per week into Japan, which is 13-15 flights per week less than what was originally planned and approved by the regulatory authorities for February to March of 2023," Cathay Pacific said in a release sent to the Global Times on Monday.
Cathay attributed the decision to the fact that the Japanese government continues to mandate a limit on the maximum number of flights each carrier can operate from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to Japan.
HK Express said on Monday it can only operate 74 flights per week into Japan, which is 20-22 flights per week fewer than what was originally planned for March 2023.
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